If you are in Sydney a great adventure is a trip to the always inspiring White Rabbit Gallery in the inner city suburb of Chippendale.
Left: Knitted armour from Artist Wang Lei, Right: Close up of the wheel from Artist He Xiangyu's leather tank.
Look out for the life-sized leather tank sewn together from leather with the skill you’d expect in a luxury handbag (by artist He Xiangyu). Artist Wang Lei has created some incredible knitted pieces with the yarn made completely from rolled up newspaper. He has several works in the exhibition ranging from the knitted armour of a Qing dynasty emperor to a 20 metre long knitted scroll.
Be sure to ask the staff about the artwork, they always share interesting back-stories and I haven’t come across one who wasn’t keen to share their knowledge. You can also join a free guided tour at 11am and 2pm each day, and entry to the gallery is free (open Wed-Sun). The best way to enjoy White Rabbit is to catch the lift to the top floor and work your way down to the ground, then finish with some dumplings and tea in the ground floor tearoom. Art and dumplings, what a perfect day!
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